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Invasive feral swine pose potential disaster in Montana Invasive feral swine pose potential disaster in Montana

MONTANA – Farming and hunting are two of the defining qualities of Montana. For decades, hunters and landowners have worked together to maintain our public wildlife, our working agricultural lands, and our outdoor heritage. Landowners know hunters are the best management tool for wildlife; hunters appr...

Governor Bullock troubled by Keystone XL Pipeline

News from Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock submitted comments this month on behalf of the State of Montana on the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, expressing concerns over the failure to adequately analyze potenti...

Montana unemployment rate increases

News from Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 3.4 percent in October, driven by more than 850 new workers entering the labor market. The U.S. unemployment rate also moved up 0.1 percent...

Volunteers sought for county boards Volunteers sought for county boards

News from Lake County Lake County currently seeks volunteers to serve on the following boards: Lake County Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning Commission and City County Planning Board.   Appointments begin on Jan. 1, 2020.  For more detail on the scope, needs and sc...

Audit dings commerce department’s tracking of tourism grant impacts

MONTANA — The Montana Department of Commerce spends millions in bed-tax revenues each year to promote the state as a tourism destination for out-of-state visitors and to support tourism-related infrastructure in Montana.  A legislative audit of the department’s 2017 fiscal year presented ...

Hutterite-commissioned study says communities’ add 2,200 jobs to state economy

MONTANA  — An economic study commissioned by a law firm representing Montana’s Lehrerleut Hutterite communities has concluded that the religious group’s collective business operations contribute $365.3 million annually to the Montana economy. The study, billed as the first of its ki...

Governor Bullock honors Elouise Cobell

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today released the following statement recognizing Nov. 5 as Elouise Cobell Day. “Today, we honor and celebrate the legacy of Elouise Cobell, a fearless Montanan who refused to allow the federal government&r...

Montana unemployment rate remains at 3.3 percent

 News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.3 percent in September, with no change from the prior month. “As Montana’s unemployment rate stays low and businesses seek skilled employe...

FSA issues payments to Montana farmers

BOZEMAN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in Montana is processing $74,062,560 in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments for the 2018 crop year. Additionally, Montana FSA will distribute $30,837,244 in Conservation Reserve Programrental payments to lan...

Bill bans members of Congress from becoming lobbyists

News from U.S. Senators WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aiming to shut the revolving door of lobbyist influence in Washington, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) reintroduced legislation banning members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.  “Tr...

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